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Personal/Fitness Trainer

Associate in Applied Science (Career Program) - 61 Credit Hours

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Program Information/Mission:

This program of study is intended for students planning on pursuing a career as a certified personal trainer.  Students will gain knowledge in individual and group exercise programs, and will work with populations of varying ability levels. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be qualified to work as personal trainers in health clubs, fitness centers, and recreational programs.  Graduates will be eligible to test and become certified in their choice of organizations that certify personal trainers.

Program Accreditation:
Upon successful completion, student will be able to sit for the ACE or NCF personal trainer examination.

Admission to the Program:
Students entering this program should have a strong understanding of science and math concepts, and be able to physically perform exercises they intend to teach.

Recommended Course Sequence:

Fall Semester 1:
ENGL 110; MATH 110; PHYED 136; FCS 120; PHYED 205; Humanities

Spring Semester 1:
HLTH 150; PHYED 175; BIOL 140; COMM 110 or 120; Social Science

Summer Semester 1:
PHYED 176

Fall Semester 2:
HLTH 120; CHEM 115; PHYED 116 or 236

Spring Semester 2:
Approved Electives; PHYED 276; PHYED 277

Summer Semester 2:


Course Information:
Required General Education Courses
CourseNameCredit
ENGL 110COMPOSITION I 3
COMM 110COMMUNICATION: PROCESS AND PRACTICE 3
or
COMM 120INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION 3
SOCIAL SCIENCE *3
MATH 110CONCEPTS OF MATHEMATICS 3
CHEM 115FOUNDATIONS OF CHEMISTRY 4
HUMANITIES *3
Required Program Courses
CourseNameCredit
BIOL 140HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 4
FCS 120PRINCIPLES OF NUTRITION 3
HLTH 120FIRST AID 2
HLTH 150FOUNDATIONS OF HEALTH 3
PHYED 116INTRODUCTION TO RECREATION 2
or
PHYED 236SCIENTIFIC BASIS OF HUMAN MOVEMENT 3
PHYED 136FOUNDATIONS OF HUMAN MOVEMENT 3
PHYED 175PRINCIPLES OF TRAINING 3
PHYED 176EXERCISE TESTING, PRESCRIPTION, AND DESIGN 3
PHYED 205FITNESS AND WELLNESS 2
PHYED 276PERSONAL TRAINING FIELD EXPERIENCE 3
PHYED 277PHYSICAL EDUCATION TOPICS 1 to 3
Elective Courses
CourseNameCredit
APPROVED ELECTIVES **13

* See specific requirements for the Associate in Applied Science Degree.
** ACCTG 105, PHYED 116, 140, 145, 149, 162, 168, 169, 180, 181, 182, 183, 236.

For Program Information Contact:

Physical Education Coordinator

Fitness Center/Gymnasium  (309) 694-5502